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I Rory McLeod Old St Paul's. Jeffrey Street. 8.30pm. Bar. Manic singer. thoughtful songsmitlt. harmottica whizz. and frenetic foot-tapper; in all. a ltighly origittal aitd engaging talent.

I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. Live band.

I Caledonian Ceilidh Caledoiiian Brewery. Slateford Road. 7.30pm--midnigiit. £4.50. Bar. Food. Weekly dance to live bands. Tickets irt advance from Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550.

I The Fake McCoys Scruffy Murphy's. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Featuring fiddler Gavin Marwick.


I Maytest See separate listings.


I Emigrant Journey Melrose Abbey. Meirose. 7.30pm. A reprise of Tweed Journey and Moorsong with liCt' seven-strong band. aitd a performance of a tiew coitipositioii with fiddler Aly Bain. based on the journey by Robert Louis Stevenson from the Clyde to California. See Mayfest Preview.



I Maytest See separate listings.


I Maytest See separate listings.


I Edinburgh Songwriter’s Showcase Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 8pm. The first teti songwriters who show tip play during the evening. with the Headliiting Artist playing from about 10.30pm.



I Maytest See separate listings.

' Clerk Street. oos 2019. 7.45pm. £2.

I Weekly Fiddle Workshop Slt‘alltc‘lytle Arts Centre. Washington Street.

7.30 ‘).30pni. £4. information 636 I450. Tutor lain Fraser leads a single-group workshop on Scots arid Cape Breton fiddle sty les. for players who have at least a basic command of the instrument. .\'ot for absolute beginners.

I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. ‘)pm. Free. The Acoustic Oansettes.


I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royale I'pstairs. West Register Street. 557 4792. 8pm. £4 (£3). Splendid singers Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae. See Music

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I The Mutineers Scruffy Murphy's. George W Bridge. 225 1681. ‘)pm. Free. Scots/Irish. Robin Turner and Graeme Pearson.



I Maytest See separate Iistiitgs.

I New Dawn Folk Club Glasgow Press Cltib. ‘)4 West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. £3 (£2). Moothie master and singer of Scots and Highland song. Norman Stewart.


I Finnegan’s Awake Scruffy Murphy's.

George 1V Bridge. 225 I681. ‘)ptn. Free.

Tennents Live!


Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Carol Main.



I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). The King‘s Consort. directed by Robert King. play the .S'yntp/imtv No 5 by Boyce and J .S. Bach's Suite No 3.

I Tristan and Isolde Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5pm. Extra dates: Thurs l2. Tues 17. Sat 21 (Glasgow); Sat 25 June (Edinburgh Festival Theatre). Epic Wagnerian stuff from Scottish Opera in a co-prodtiction with Welsh National Opera. The casting is superb. with Anne Evans as Isolde and the acclaimed tenor Jeffrey Lawton as Tristan.


I lunchtime Prom Royal Scottish Academy. The Mound. l.05pm—-1.55pm. Tickets: at door. £4 (£1.50). The award- winning Plane. Dukes. Raltman Trio of clarinet. viola arid piano iii Bruch. Britten. Penderecki attd Mozart.

I Make a Joytul Noise Queen's Hall.

Evangelical evening with a variety of orchestral and choral music.



I L’Elisir d’amore Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 18 May (Glasgow); Wed 22 and Thurs 23 June (King's Theatre. Edinburgh). Citizens' artistic director Giles Havergal‘s new production for Scottish Opera of Donizetti's The Love Potion. Willi Richard Coxoii. Cheryl Barker. Richard Halton. Stafford Dean aitd Lisa Milne. Stephen Clarket conducts. I BBC SSU Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Tickets: SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC. Qtteen Margaret Drive. (312 8DG (please enclose sae). Free. Scottish premiere of Michael Berkeley's ('o/ttt'rtofor liorii tutt/ string orchestra with Michael Thompson as soloist. Jer/.y Maksmuik conducts and the programme also contains; lots of French delights such as l’re/iu/t' (l l'xlpl'es-.‘lrlit/i tl'uli Future by Debussy. the Nocturnefrom S/tv/ot'k by Fame and the ll’itt't’I‘/(’_\' ()vertur'e by Berlioz.


1 I The king’s Consort Workshop Queen's g 1

Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). Noon. Free. A public masterclass in authentic performance techniques for string and brass with Robert King and members of his Consort.

I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union t’sitet- Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £5—£l2 (£3.50~-£8). Christopher Bell conducts this evening of English music The Milk to the Paradise (ion/en and Songs ()ff‘tll‘t’lt't'ff by Delitis and Vaughan Williams' Sm Symphony.

I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Greyfriai's lligltlaiid and Tolbooth Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.30pm. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). £5 (£3). Well known classical favourites such as Tchaikovsky's i‘v’uu‘rtu'ker and the ballet

music from Gounod‘s Faust alongside the less familiar Horoscope by Constant Lambert.

I Martin Souter French Institute. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. A recital by this eminent keyboard player who tonight plays music for harpsichord by Rameau. Bach and Ghana.

I The King’s Consort Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4~£‘) (£3 «£61 With the Choir of Edinburgh's St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. the Queen‘s Hall resounds to Handel's Zttt/(IA’ I/It’ Priest arid My Heart is l/uliti/t‘t: iii a programme which also includes instrumental music by Handel. Vivaldi and Bach. Robert King conducts.



I Friends of Scottish Opera AGM Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £2.50 (inc coffee). After the formal business. Friends Chairman May lvioreland shares her selection of Desert Island [)ist‘s.

I Scottish Sintonia Greyfriars Highland aitd Tolbooth Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £5.50 (£4.50/£3 ). Gorgeous programme of Strauss's ()lme Concerto (soloist Morven Bell). Mendelssohn's Itu/iu/i .S'vmp/tony aitd Tchaikovsky’s l’ttt/tetu/ue. i\'eil Mantle conducts.

I Jubilo Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 8pm. £5 (£3.50). Brahms' (it'rnuui Requiem with The Edinburgh Players aitd soloists Jeanette Wilson and Simon Crookall. Walter Thomson is the conductor.



I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £7.50 £15.50. Movie Classics - Brief li/tt'outiter. an evening of film music conducted by Iain Sutherland with pianist Angela Brownridge.


I Peter Grimes Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 14 (mat). Thurs 1‘) May (Glasgow). No Edinburgh performances. Excellent new Scottish ()pera production of Britten's involving arid highly di‘aiiiatic account of the fisherman cast otit by the community around him. Anthony Rolfe Johnson makes a perceptive debut in the title role aitd the orchestra. tinder Richard .-\i'ntstrong. is itt top forin. The women

. soloists are. however. a bit disappoiiuing.

? I The Glasgow Phoenix Choir (ilasgow

Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchicliall Street.

7.30pm. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). £4.50—£8.50. Extra date: Wed 1 I. A I’ee/iit' Coot/concert as the choir lintbers tip before their forthcoming American tour. Programme includes excerpts front Les tilts-entitles. Scots songs. spirituals and The (loot/live Jtt::. I Concerto Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Performances ofconcertos given by students with the Academy ()i‘chestra.


I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Fifty minutes of seasonal music from Edinburgh University Chamber Choir conducted by Nicholas Jones.


I The Glasgow Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Satichiehall Street. 7.30pm. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). £4.50 £8.50. See Tues 10.


I Just Flutes Scottish National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. Further info: 556 8‘)2 1. 12.45pm. Free at door. Instead of the usual lunchtime lecture. an informal concert of music for four llutes of varying shapes and sizes. The award-wiinting quartet are members of Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! scheme for outstandingly talented young musicians atid today they play Mozart. Reicha. Telemann. Box/a. Holeombe's .S'upeij/Iutes JtiI: Suite No / and some arrangements of Scottish songs.

I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 3pm. £4.50 (inc afternoon tea). Serene May Lin. a young pianist currently studying at the RSAMD. plays Beethoven. Chopin and Debussy.

I Napier University Music Department Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 7.30pm. Tickets: at door. £4 (£21. A \ai'iety of chamber ensembles including a saxophone quartet and brass ensemble. Also Margaret Murray McLeod's arrangements of folk songs for \otce and strings. as well as string quartet movements by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.


I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow I'niversity. 1.15pm. Free. The Nielson Wind Consort play music for flute. oboe. ltorn. clarinet and bassoon.

I Tristan and Isolde Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5pm. Extra dates: Tues 17. Sat 21 (Glasgow ); Sat 25 June (Edinburgh Festival Theatre). See Fri 6. I Cappella Sebaldina (iovan ()ld Parish Church. Further info/tickets: 445 1841. 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 13 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. 'l‘hirty-strong chamber choir from

Duo piano, cello

Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Dutillcux

Two of France's most promising talents!


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